John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program

HPL Summer Reading Program GAME ON

Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program
June 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018

Build a better summer with the John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program (SRP).  Earn reading and activity badges to beat summer boredom and unlock awesome prizes! 

Registration Now Open
Register, Log and Win

1.     Just follow the prompts! If you signed up for SRP or the Winter Reading Program last year, you can use the same user name or email and password to log in. If you’ve forgotten your password, use the “I forgot my password” link.

2.     Log in anytime to track the days and titles you've read. Remember, if you read at least 20 minutes, you can count that day!

3.     Unlock badges by logging minutes and attend attending programs. Some activities require registration; check our SRP events page.

4.    Visit your local Houston Public Library location after June 1st to pick up your prizes!

Fun Drawings

Kids (ages 5-12) that log at least 1 day will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Kids Edition Amazon Kindle Fire. 1 winner per week.

Teens (ages 13-18) that log 30 days will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Skullcandy wireless headphones. 1 winner per location. Drawing will take place August 2, 2018.

Family Fun

Parents and caregivers can read this summer, too. Families (1 adult + 1 youth) who complete SRP will win a Family Prize! *while supplies last.  In order to qualify, the child must complete the 30 day level and the adult must write 2 reviews (1 for an item read for the adult’s enjoyment and 1 for a youth item read with their child).

Get Graphic: Teens Comic Creation Contest

Are you an artist? Are you into creating comic style short stories? Here’s your chance to show-off your great talent! Enter by August 31st.

John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program Prizes
*while supplies last

Level Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K (0-4) Children 5-12 Teens 13-18
Registration Book Book, lanyard and button Book, lanyard and button
10 Days Read Book & Finger Puppets Book & Button Book & Button
20 Days Read Book & Bubbles Book & Button Book & Button
30 Days Read Book & Rubber Duck Book & Button Book & Button
5 Programs Attended   Button Button

Summer Reading Program Events